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Contemporary Worship Director

The Contemporary Worship Director supports and affirms the identity, mission and vision of First Lutheran Church by planning, coordinating, and leading all aspects of the contemporary worship services, including Sunday 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 7:00 p.m. and online expressions of these services.  

This position is new to First Lutheran and includes the creation of a new Sunday contemporary service. The first six months of the position will be to design and create the service, hire musicians and prepare for launch of new service in the fall of 2024.
The Wednesday worship service is a simple 45 minutes service led by the Wednesday Night LIGHT band.  

Job Functions
35% Music Planning
• Selects music for contemporary worship services that is appropriate for the current theme and coordinates musicians for all contemporary services and special events that require contemporary music.
• Ensures adequate musician coverage and plans and leads musician rehearsal time.
• Attends weekly worship planning meetings with pastor and other key stakeholders.  
• Works with Minister of Worship and Music to create and maintain annual budget for contemporary worship.
30% Worship Experience  
• Performs regularly as part of the worship band for Sunday and Wednesday contemporary worship services and special events that require contemporary music.
• Shares in spoken worship leadership with pastor.
• Leads the congregation in singing so that they become participants in the worship experience, rather than observers.  
• Fosters a welcoming, inclusive, diverse, and deeply spiritual worship experience.  
35% Media Project Management  
• Creates or coordinates media needed for worship including lyric slides and leader scripts
• Synchronizes with various Staff and volunteers to ensure the online experience is excellent.
• Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the organization.  
Minimum Qualifications
• An understanding of and commitment to Christian principles and teachings; particular understanding of Lutheran theology is preferred.
• Gifted vocalist with experience and comfort performing and speaking to large groups.  
• Prior experience recruiting, rehearsing, and developing musicians and vocalists.
• Competence with diverse musical styles, with emphasis on modern contemporary Christian songs.  
• Creative thinker and problem solver.
• Organized, results oriented self-starter.  
• High School Diploma and some college coursework required, preferably in music related field.  
• Ability to work cooperatively in team ministry.
• Highly effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong knowledge of A/V technology, Music Software, and Microsoft Office.  

Preferred Qualifications  
• Bachelor’s degree in Music related field of study.
• 3+ years of experience in a similar role with a large church.
• Ability to play keyboard or guitar at a high level.

Work Hours
Part time, Sundays & Wednesday Evening. Some evenings required for rehearsals. Schedule may vary based on church needs and special events. Some holidays(Christmas Eve, Holy Week, Easter Sunday) required.  

Compensation: $30+ per hour

Hours: 20 per week (opportunity for full time depending on gifts/skillset)

Revision Date: 10/4/2023 

Reports To: Senior Pastor 

Supervises: Contract Musicians/Tech and volunteers

To apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume & Video of your Leading a worship team to Pastor Travis Norton at First Lutheran Church by e-mail pastortravis@flccs.net.